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Best Racing Game on 360?

I'm looking to get a gift for my younger brother. He loves racing games. I was going to get him Forza 3, but theres alot of negative reviews on Amazon. I don't know anything about racing games, but people are saying something about unfair time invalidation, and really bad multiplayer options (which I do understand).
Is F3 good and I should just ignore these people? Is there something else I should consider getting him?


Thanks in advance
Old 11-10-2009, 07:48 AM WornSole is offline  
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Forza 3 is good, especially if you like collecting all the cars.

If you want something more fun Dirt 2 is certainly a blast and not quite as challenging I find.

Why don't you try the demo?
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I'd say that Forza 3 is the best racing game currently out on the 360. If there is ever a patch released to fix the default handling setup and tuning bugs then NFS Shift would be a close second...but it doesn't have nearly the same variety of car models for collectors. Dirt 2 mentioned above is another good choice...as well as PGR4.
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I love the feel of the PGR games. PGR4 should totally be looked because you can probably get it for like $20 now.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:52 AM Drizzt is offline  
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Forza 3 is good
Dirt and Dirt 2 are good
Burnout Paradise is good (but it is not realistic)
PGR4 is less realistic than Forza but it is fun.
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Thanks, thats quite a few options.

Which one has the most car fiddling,looking under the hood stuff between races?

And which one has the most car smashing/ car damage?
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i'm going to say forza has the most options and tweaking to do to your car, not totally sure though, i usually avoid that stuff since i have no idea what the hell most of it means

as for car damage/smashing, burnout paradise hands down.
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Yeah Burnout is all about crashing and totaling your car, but again it is not realistic, it is more of an arcade game.

Dirt and Dirt 2 also have detailed car damage and it affects the handling and performance realistically (on the higher difficulty levels). There is also some tweaking but not nearly as much as Forza. Dirt is also just off-road racing and rally.
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for me it's all about:

Grid
Dirt 1/2
Forza 3

all those games are phenomenal and will hold your interest for a long time.

edit: oh.. also. PURE. it's ATV racing but that game is a shit ton of fun.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:31 PM Mixomatosys is offline  
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GRID is top arcade racer. (PGR4 is a moderately close second, put I prefer GRID personally.)
Forza 3 is top sim racer.
DIRT is a pretty decent rally/offroad racer, but about a third of it is non-rally bullshit (dune buggy racing, SUV racing, other dumb shit.) You are free to play rally stuff repeatedly when they unlock, and the tracks are extremely fun and loong. This redeems the dumb racing. (I did all the dumb shit on StupidEasy just to unlock more stuff, and then did all the rallies on a real difficulty.)

Burnout Paradise is not really a racer and I didn't enjoy it at all.

edit: Yeah, Pure is kind of like SSX Tricky/Tony Hawk Meets ATV Racing. Its a Disney game and isn't purely racing (you do over-the-top tricks to get speed boosts) but its still damn fun. I played that shit until my thumbs literally calloused over.

Check http://gametrailers.com/ . Seeing the hud/actual gameplay beats the shit out of reading text reviews. The reviews are in HD too so it really gives you a good idea of what the game is like.
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Forza 3
Forza 2
GRiD
PGR4
NFS : Shift
Dirt 2
PGR3
Burnout Paradise
Dirt
NFS : Series
Test Drive : Unlimited
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Forza 3 is awesome, probably the best racing game out currently, full-stop.
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Need For Speed: Shift

It's an assload more fun than Forza 3.
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one of the best racing games ive ever played:


Grid
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